A BIG SHOW IN TUSCANY CELEBRATES THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF”ROMEO AND JULIET” MOVIE BY ZEFFIRELLI

This year 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the premiere of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film”Romeo and Juliet” at London’s Odeon Theatre. With a host of talented actors, rich period costumes and lush cinematography, this gorgeous movie is arguably the best ever adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.  Famous critic Roger Ebert included it in his list of ‘Top 100 Films’. Ebert wrote, “I believe Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet is the most exciting film of Shakespeare ever made.”

The movie won a Golden Globe Award for Best English Language Foreign Film.  It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (Pasqualino De Santis) and Best Costume Design (Danilo Donati).  It was also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, making it the last Shakespearean film to be nominated for Best Picture to date. Coincidentally, the anniversary of its London premiere just happens to fall on the same day as this year’s Academy Awards presentation.

In Tuscany, on the occasion of the masterpiece’s 50th anniversary, an exhibition celebrating it is on show, until January 6th, 2019, in the same historical building, Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza (Siena), that in the movie is the Capuleti’s home, where the two young protagonists meet for the first time at a dance party. The exhibition is entitled ‘What is a youth?’ after the title of the song that in Zeffirelli’s reconstruction resounds inside the courtyard of the building during the dance.

The exhibition aims to highlight Renaissance customs and traditions as vividly portrayed in the movie. Indeed, the Tuscan director chose to shoot important scenes in the monumental Palazzo Piccolomini because it is a very well preserved authentic Renaissance residence. The photos of the set and of the scenes are placed in the rooms where they were taken, to revive the place as if the characters were there, and to offer visitors an even more authentic cross-section of Renaissance daily life. Danilo Donati’s Oscar-winning costumes, now owned by the Cerratelli Foundation, are also on show in the majestic halls.

INFORMATIONS

The admission ticket includes a guided tour with the audioguide at the Palazzo Piccolomini and the Renaissance garden as an exhibition venue. The visits start at 10.30 and are made every 30 minutes

Tickets, € 7.00 in full, € 5.00 reduced

Special price € 3.50 per pupil for schools booked

Group Reductions (from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 25 people);

Free admission Students, children up to 5 years, disabled people

Timetables

15 March – 15 October – Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 6.30 pm (last admission at 6.00 pm)

16 October – 15 November, 1 December – 6 January – Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 4.30 pm (last admission at 4.00 pm)

Closure of the Palace from November 16th to November 30th

Info and reservations: call center 0577 286300

info@palazzopiccolominipienza.it

http://www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it

 

 

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TUSCANY (ITALY): THE AMAZING EMPORIUM WHERE WE MAY REDISCOVER THE SENSE OF THINGS AND TIME…

 

Photos: © Roberto Alborghetti

She is called Marcellina. And for the territories of Mount Amiata, in Tuscany, Siena Country,  she is a very important person. A sort of symbol. An institution. What Marcellina is doing? She runs a shop – Pinzi Pinzuti – along Via Cavour, in Abbadia San Salvatore, a picturesque medieval town. But it’s not correct saying “shop”. It’s a real emporium of creativity and imagination, where everything can be found, where an incredibile number of things are exposed in a cheerfully confusion, but everything at your fingertips, in a clever logic that only Marcellina knows.

Marcellina Pinzi Pinzuti is the great animator of this fascinating place, where you can travel back in time, looking for an old object, an ornament, a tin toy, an old book, a cloth, a teapot , ceramic plates, outfits, liquers, textiles, calendars, food locally produced, as the wines of the Organic Farm Pinzi Pinzuti and as the prestigious Volcano Amiata Wine bottled with the artistic label created by Mitrani Yarden and me.

Yes, it’s a magical cave, open till late, and whose lights are shed on the outside, like to recall the hasty passers. It’s impossible not to be enchanted by this place, where time seems to stand still, together with Marcellina, who welcomes you with ease, knowing how suggest you in purchases, with great discretion and kindness.

So, welcome to an unbelievable world that we thought no longer existed, because gone with the advent of technology. Here, at Marcellina shop, we can retrieve the value of the magical things. And it’s really great in these times which are running very fast and seem to drag all away, pushing us to lose the sense of the objects, the flavor of the memory.

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Marcellina Pinzi Pinzuti with Mitrani Yarden and Roberto Alborghetti

ABOUT THE ARTISTIC LABEL FOR THE BOTTLE OF VOLCANO AMIATA WINE PINZI PINZUTI CREATED BY MITRANI YARDEN & ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/tuscany-italy-the-official-launch-of-the-princess-e-book-art-fashion-fairy-tales-and-a-great-volcanic-wine/

 

THE NEW ISSUE OF “ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES” MAGAZINE WITH MY REPORTAGE FROM TUSCANY AND A PREVIEW OF “PRINCESS” eBOOK

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IT’S OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF “ACS” MAGAZINE PUBLISHED BY RENEE LAVERNE ROSE. IT’S FREE AND YOU CAN READ IT AND DOWNLOAD IT CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW. 

REPORTAGE ABOUT THE AMAZING MEDIEVAL CRYPT IN TUSCANY

GREAT NEW ISSUE OF ACS Magazine by Renee LaVerne Rose LOOK AND READ 12 PAGES WITH MY REPORTAGE ABOUT THE MEDIEVAL CRYPT IN ABBADIA S.SALVATORE, SIENA, TUSCANY – IL NUOVO NUMERO DI “ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES” CON 12 PAGINE SUL MIO REPORTAGE DEDICATO ALLA CRIPTA MEDIOEVALE DI ABBADIA S. SALVATORE, SIENA, TOSCANA

 

http://emagazine.acs-mag.com/acs-magazine-jan-feb-issue-2016/page/26-27

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10 PAGES ABOUT “THE PRINCESS, THE FIRE AND THE CASTLE” E-BOOK AND SHORT FILM

“THE PRINCESS, THE FIRE AND THE CASTLE” : 10 PAGES ABOUT THE PROJECT ON THE NEW JAN-FEB ISSUE OF “ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES” directed by Renee LaVerne Rose BROWSE AND READ FROM Page 104 to 113 – Roberto Alborghetti Yarden Mitrani

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TUSCANY (ITALY) / THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE “PRINCESS” E-BOOK: ART, FASHION AND A SPECIAL LABEL FOR A “VOLCANIC WINE”

 

 

The magical Volcano Dress and “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” project has sparked the interest in Tuscany and in Mount Amiata. On last Sunday, December 20, at the Teatro Comunale in Piancastagnaio (Siena) there was the presentation of the fairy tale that Roberto Alborghetti and Yarden Mitrani created around the high fashion dress dedicated to Volcano Amiata (the design of the outfit was made on the basis of an abstract photo that Roberto Alborghetti took from an old and rusty bus at Bartons Plc, in Nottingham UK).

The special event consisted in the presentation of a short film, in a public reading by the actress Mirelda Morini and in the official launch of “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” e-book, available in online bookstores (at only 0.99 Euros). Mirelda Morini, with her performance, was able to give depth and color to the story that – punctuated by original music by Eylon Malhi – revolves around the peculiarities of design and its cut dress Volcano, which has indeed inspired the tale. But the bright colors of the dress were not limited to suggest a story and a television documentary, but also an original label for bottles of fine wine produced by Azienda Agricola Pinzi Pinzuti (Abbadia S. Salvatore, Tuscany). Was produced a symbolic image that clearly expresses the characteristics of the “volcanic wine” (the vines grow in lava rock from the extint Volcano Amiata). Also during the event, which received a great attention from the public, it was presented an accessory for the Volcano Dress: a surprising “purse” created with the fingers by “Knitta” that promotes innovative forms of artistic craftsmanship.

The project has also strongly affected the students of the course for designers at Avogadro Institute in Abbadia San Salvatore. At the Teatro Comunale, about 200 pupils also attended the public reading of the fairy tale and the vision of the short film.

“The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” e-book is available in online bookstores:

 

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THE VOLCANO DRESS: A VERY SPECIAL EVENT IN TUSCANY TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF THE E-BOOK

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One of the 40 photos published in “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” e-book by Roberto Alborghetti & Mitrani Yarden. It’s a modern fairy tale set in the wonderful Medieval Rocca Aldobrandesca in Tuscany. Special launch price at 0,99 Euro.

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A very special event will take place in Piancastagnaio (Monte Amiata, Siena) in the context of the Christmas activities sponsored by the City. On Sunday December 20, at 5pm, at the Municipal Theatre, there will be the presentation of   “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” project by Roberto Alborghetti & Mitrani Yarden. The eBook and a video documentary will lead into the world of high fashion and into “The Volcano Dress” based on an abstract photo that Roberto Alborghetti (Lacer/actions) took from an old bus at Bartons PLC in Nottingham (UK).

At the end of last October, as part of “Penne and Video Sconosciuti Award” promoted by Osa Onlus, “The Ghost Bus” film had been screened on Mount Amiata, attracting the participation of a delegation from Nottingham. In those same days Alborghetti and Mitrani  have made a real fantastic story, with the participation of the model and actress Genevra Bertolani, set in the Aldobrandesca Fortress, an amazing Medieval castle. The story consists in text and 40 photos and winds through the ancient castle… The eBook is available in online bookstores at 0.99 euro.

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The special event of next Sunday, with the preview of the film – with original music by Eylon Malhi – will offer again the opportunity to talk about the project (also the American magazine “Arts & Cultural Strategies”, directed by Renee LaVerne Rose, wrote about it). There will be also a meeting with students of the course for designers at the Avogadro Institute in Abbadia San Salvatore. The City of Piancastagnaio, Osa Onlus, Natalia Scalacci (Makeup and Hairstyle), Nicola Cirocco and Patrizia Sapri collaborate in the initiative.

 EVENTO 20 DIC AMIATA

 

THE E-BOOK IN ONLINE BOOKSTORES:

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Excalibooks

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Ultimabooks  

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Net-ebook – Mediaworld    

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TIM Reading    

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“THE GHOST BUS” GOES TO TUSCANY (AND ON BACH…) FOR THE ITALIAN PREMIERE: THE OFFICIAL TRAILER

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This is the trailer about the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus”  by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, Bartons PLC, ACT GROUP. After the successful events of March 2015 in Nottingham ( UK ), the short film premiere will take place on October 24-25 in Tuscany, on Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and the Municipality of Piancastagnaio ( Siena ). A party from UK, promoted by ACT Group, Marysia Zipser and Corymbus Tour Operator will join the events. For the occasion, Roberto Alborghetti and Mitrani Yarden will present a new project for art, fashion and design, with a great creation of haute couture inspired by “The Ghost Bus” short film. “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus ?”. Soundtrack: J.S. Bach, from Toccata in D minor ( J.Brown ). “The road never ends…”.

“The Ghost Bus” (L’Autobus Fantasma) di ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP. Dopo gli eventi speciali del Marzo 2015 a Nottingham (Regno Unito), ecco in Italia la “prima” nazionale del cortometraggio, il 24-25 ottobre, Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaborazione con OSA Onlus e Comune di Piancastagnaio (Siena). Previsti eventi speciali. “Ci credi che quest’arte è su un vecchio auto bus?” Soundtrack: J.S. Bach, from Toccata in D minore (J.Brown). “La strada non ha mai fine…”.

 

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“THE GHOST BUS”: THE ITALIAN PREMIERE IN TUSCANY… JOIN THE WONDERFUL “ACT  TOUR” FROM UK TO ITALY TO FOLLOW THE EVENTS

 

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After the great success in Nottingham, on last March, the Italian-British project “The Ghost Bus” is coming to Italy .On October 24-25,  2015 ,  the “Italian premiere” of the short film I made with Bartons PLC and Act Group will take place in the wonderful Tuscany, on Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena. Italian people will have the opportunity to see and to check how an old and rusty bus  from Fifties can give some ideas to explore and renew visual arts … 

English people have greeted the initiative with great interest and with an wide media coverage. For the  Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus”  is expected from the UK the arrival of a group of visitors who will tour  the main centers of Tuscany, from Florence to Siena,  makin’ a stop on the enchanting Monte Amiata to participate to the events promoted for the presentation of the short film in collaboration with Piancastagnaio Major and Municipality and Osa Onlus… Because “the road never ends…”

In the photos: ACT Tuscany Tour official poster 21-28 October 2015! Places will go quickly, so please BOOK via Corymbus Tour Operator FAST! In the second pic:  the Program detailing the itinerary, guided tours and social networking evenings…

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ABOUT THE GHOST BUS PROJECT

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/